Happy Sunday! I hope that everyone had an amazing week 🙂 I had quite an interesting week. Although I’ve been consistently working out for a few years, I still make rookie mistakes every now and then. I made a few this week which resulted in full body DOMS for days – it was not fun!
I was a little bit overzealous when it came to my strength training and it definitely affected my workouts, resulting in only 2 runs this week. But like they say, live and learn. It was a good learning lesson and I now know what to do differently.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, February 11
3 miles + strength training – legs (30 minutes).
This was the start of my rookie mistakes for the week. I’ve been wanting to get in more strength training during the week, so I added in some workouts after my run. I did a 10 minute body weight exercises class and then a 20 minute glutes and leg strength workout. The glutes and leg workout totally destroyed my legs, especially my inner thighs. I probably tried to do too much too soon and should have eased my way into leg workouts.
Tuesday, February 12
Powerwalk (30 minutes) and strength training – arms (30 minutes).
We got some crappy weather on Tuesday (snow, sleet and ice) so I opted for an in-home workout. I did for a power walk and an upper body strength workout – hence rookie mistake #2 for the week. My legs were SO sore so I just wanted to work arms, and again, I completely overdid it. Although I will add that I felt like a badass once I completed the workout!
Wednesday, February 13
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
At this point, my whole body hurts. I was secretly hoping that the class would focus a bit more on arms and core vs. legs since my legs were STILL sore from Monday (arms were sore too, but less sore than my legs). Alas, that didn’t happen and I went home more sore than when I started the class. I walked like a penguin for the rest of the night.
Thursday, February 14
Spinning (60 minutes).
Happy Valentine’s Day! Thursdays are usually my run days, but my legs just weren’t having it, so I opted for an hour of spinning. I took two 30 minute Peloton classes (Pop and 90s rock).
…and no Valentine’s Day is complete without my date (lol).
This was my Valentine <3[/caption]
Friday, February 15
Rest Day (thank goodness)!
Saturday, February 16
5 mile run.
When I woke up I had no desire to run, like zero desire, but I got dressed and headed out anyway. The first mile sucked but then it got better and I was able to get in 5 miles. For once it wasn’t absolutely freezing so that helped too!
Sunday, February 17
Zumba (60 minutes).
I haven’t taken a Zumba class in a really long time so I wasn’t sure what to expect. One of the women in my Black Girls Run! group is a Zumba instructor and invited us to take her class – it was amazing! It was more of a Zumba/Boot Camp hybrid – so much fun and so much sweat.
Total Weekly Mileage: 8 miles
Summary: 2 runs, 2 spinning classes, 2 strength training workouts, 1 Powerwalk, 1 Bootcamp and 1 Zumba class
Grade This Week – B+
After feeling ‘off’ last week I was happy that my energy levels were way better this week. Throughout the week I made sure to take may vitamins, supplements and to drink plenty of water so I think that helped. Going back to basics will always do the trick!
Today’s Zumba class reminded me how much I used to love Zumba. Fun fact – When I first started working out, I was in love with Zumba. I did it 3-4 times a week. Not only was it fun but it helped me lose weight and tone my body. As I got more into running, spinning and strength training, I stopped doing Zumba (also all the good instructors left my gym). Now I’m thinking that maybe I should give it some more thought. I probably can’t do it every week, but maybe a few times a month.
I do have a small rant for this week. I’m not sure if there was something in the air yesterday but none of the other runners I passed said hello or even gave a hand wave or head nod. Same thing for people who were walking their dogs. I’ll just never understand not acknowledging people as you pass them – it’s so rude. Also, what does it costs you to just be a kind person? Okay, end rant.
That’s it for this week!
Did you have a good week? Do you still make rookie mistakes when it comes to working out?
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